Sirius XM Radio Inc. Board Operator/Call Screener, Talk Programming - Part-Time in Washington, District Of Columbia

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Board Operator/Call Screener, Talk Programming - Part-Time


District Of Columbia



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Job Description

Location: Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Serve as board operator and/or call screener for various SiriusXM Talk programming shows.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run the audio board for various comedy and entertainment live and taped programs, and edit audio for on-air use.

  • Check studio equipment for proper functioning prior to going on-air, reporting technical problems and equipment malfunctions.

  • Screen phone calls as needed.

  • Work with producers and talent on following programming clocks to ensure that all content and advertisements are featured as planned.

  • Work with producers, talent, and directors to develop creative sound ideas to enhance program content.

  • Coordinate the appropriate mix of music and sound for assigned shows, and ensure that levels are mixed properly.

  • Provide cues and support to talent to facilitate with program continuity.

  • Work with producers to create/edit "best of" library and emergency procedures.

  • Edit audio to be used for replays and On Demand

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.

  • At least 1 year of experience running an audio board in a live broadcast setting. Broadcasting internship and college broadcasting experience may be considered in lieu of professional experience.

Requirements and General Skills:

  • Experience working in broadcast radio, preferably talk, comedy and entertainment.

  • Flexible scheduling, must be available to work days, nights, and weekends.

  • Thorough understanding and ability to work in the areas of news, politics, and pop culture.

  • Comfortable working with talent, artists, and high-profile individuals as well as adult content.

  • Ability to work with off-site ("remote") talent, communicating mostly via email/skype/phone.

  • Excellent verbal communication skills.

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work under pressure and deadlines.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks.

  • Must have legal right to work in the U.S.

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in sound production and audio editing, including editing programs (Pro Tools, Dalet, Zetta or Adobe Audition).

  • Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access).

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.

Company EEO Statement

Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.